Accession Number : ADA140275

Title :   Ship Structure Committee Long-Range Research Plan - Guidelines for Program Development.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Personal Author(s) : MacCutcheon,E M ; Oakley,O H ; Stout,R D

PDF Url : ADA140275

Report Date : Jan 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 102

Abstract : This study constitutes a look at the long-range needs and opportunities to improve ship structure through research and development initiated between now and A.D. 2000. Eight different types of trends were reviewed along with their implications for the maritime industry: Technological innovations, resource availability, trends in ship/platform types and populations, political, legal, economic, military, and environmental. Eight-five work parcels (a mutually supporting set of R & D task which are essential components for achieving a specific goal) have been ranked in four groups-- Top, Second, Third and Fourth--on the basis of their judged importance. The report has seven conclusions, among them being:' that the nation will benefit most from structural improvements to the Navy/national defense, oil and gas, and transportation systems.' Secondly 'analyses revealed that the national value of structural improvement will be greatest for improvements to medium-sized monohulls, semisubmersibles, large monohulls and bottom-mounted platforms, in that order.' (Author)

Descriptors :   *Ship structural components, *Ship hulls, *Marine engineering, Structural engineering, Research management, Technology forecasting, Patterns, Inland waterways, Marine transportation, Offshore structures, Ocean bottom, Platforms, Shipping

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE